Friendly provocation can help uncover hidden values and requirements from your stakeholders.
Create a design idea that answers the design brief, but deliberately break or play with existing norms and beliefs about how things are done. Discuss the prototypes early in the design process with stakeholders.
A sensibility for hidden assumptions and a sense of humour.
A prototype that is certain to bring about a lot of discussion.
Provocative prototyping, sometimes called provotyping, can be used in innovative trajectories with conservative partners; in particular if combined with co-reflection.
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